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    October 4, 2012
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we'll be able to do it quicker than that. >> reporter: they are hosing off and scrubbing away the green musk. >> what did you see out here? >> a lot of algae. >> it's frustrating that we had to do it quickly, but it is a maintenance problem. we're going to get it right so it looks beautiful. >> reporter: the landmark had just reopened at the end of august after a two-year hiatus. the $34 million renovation project included refilling the water. it saves the drinking water, but they never imagined that their green project would literally turn green. >> we didn't quite get the calibration right. this is a new system, we're trying to figure it out. we really feel like we've got it now. >> reporter: to solve the green problem, they use a gas or ozone to kill the algae and now
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have doubled the dose. but the fix doesn't come in time for the field trip. >> you're kind of expecting to kind of see like experience how cool it was, but maybe next time. >> we had a bunch of questions we had to ask them about the reflecting pools and the memorial, so now we can't answer the question because of the reflecting pool. but that's okay, we're counting squares. >> reporter: maybe not so much fun or as fun as hanging out at the reflecting pool. but get this, it will cost $100,000 to drain the reflecting pool. 65 workers here including contractors and staff. they say it will take days to finish up, but at least to cut it in half. it'll take three days to fill up the entire reflecting pool and that is after they do all the clean up. so get this, how daunting it is to get ahead of the algae. it doubles in size every four hours. the national park service says to think about scrubbing the
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entire giant bathtub. no thanks. back to you. >> no thanks here either. thank you for telling us what's going on. there is some frightening moments this afternoon for the two workers outside the congress department. they were rescued after the scaffolding collapsed, leaving theming dangling from the building, which happened just a couple hours ago in the 1400 block of pennsylvania avenue. investigators say that the safety harnesses helped save them and neither were hurt. mitt romney back out on the campaign trail with a little extra pep in his step following his performance during last night's first presidential debate. in fact he is repeating today some of the very same lines he used last last night against president obama. we will have the rest of that story at the white house. certainly invigorated his campaign. now a day later, the obama camp
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is trying to use his words against him. the crowd at the conservative conference in colorado welcomed mitt romney with thunderous applause on saturday. it was a victory lap. >> trickle down government that the president proposes is one where he will raise taxes on small business, which will kill jobs. i instead want to keep taxes down on small businesses to create jobs. >> an instant cbs news poll of the uncommittedded voters showed that he won the first debate by a margin of 2-1. speaking on thursday, he continues to draw contrast with the president. >> we don't measure compassion on how many people to put on food stamp and how many you can get a good job to get off the food stamps. >> reporter: president obama came out swinging on thursday, something that critics say he should have done at the debate. >> the president told the crowd of supporters in denver that a different challenger showed up
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on wednesday night. >> the real mitt romney has been running around the country for the last year. seeing $5,000 in tax cuts. and they said that he didn't know anything about that. >> and the president slammed romney for saying that he would cut funding. >> we didn't know that big bird was driving the federal deficit. >> president obama and mitt romney will meet again in less than two weeks for a town hall- style debate. >> next up on the debate stage, paul ryan and joe biden will go head to head on october 11 in kentucky. derek? >> all right, looking forward to that one as well, thank you, top. joining us now to fast check some of the points made by both candidates, u.s.a. today politics editor, thank you so much for coming in. >> my pleasure. >> i'm glad that you're wide awake. a long night last night. now, you said it was pretty hard to fast check. how come? >> well, it was full of statements that are more or less true or more or less
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untrue depending on where you will sit at the moment. >> i see. so in other words you needed to show the new one to figure out who was telling the truth, making it a hot tougher? >> yes, absolutely. we'll talk about some of those statements because the $5 trillion tax cut is one of the things that took up a lot of that first debate. something we talk about last night. now, let's listen to president obama talk about it. >> governor romney's central economic man calls for a $5 trillion tax cut on top of the bush tax cuts, another $1 trillion and $2 trillion in additional military spending that the military has not asked for. that's $8 trillion. how we pay for that reare deuces the deficit and make the investments that we need to make without dumping those costs on the be middle class americans, i think it is one of the central questions of this campaign. >> of course, romney came on right after that and said no, that's not what i want to do. the question is who is right? >> well, mitt romney said i will not, i don't have a tax cut.
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but anyone saying that i don't have a tax cut to do that. he does have a tax cut. a 20% across the board reduction in tax rates, which obviously costs money. romney says he makes up for that by closing hoop holes raising -- loopholes raising revenues. but he has not identified what those loopholes are. and another issue is expanding the economy by giving tax cuts will bring other people into the taxpayer pool also raising revenue. but the math has never been full hi sorted out -- fully sorted out, so we never know where the savings are. >> and we find out how tough that is. now, let's talk about it for a second. accusing the president of cutting $716 billion for medicare. he is running a lot of ads to that effect. it came up last night. let's listen to what romney said. >> at the same time gasoline prices have doubled under the president, electric rates are up, food prices are up. health care costs have gone up by $2,500 a family.
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middle income families are being crushed. >> okay, so now had it gone up that much because of obama care and the cuts in medicare? >> the health care costs have gone up that much in 2008, a family average plan, employer sponsored plan would have been$1,250. however that's a lower increase than what they planned in the years before. in fact, what the kaiser family foundation, they said well, we have a 4% increase in health care cost. that's pretty good. it used to be 8% to 10%. yes, health care costs have gone up, not as much as it used to go up. >> it is trickier and trickier. paul singer, thank you for your insight. we will need it again and i'm sure. >> yes, call me any time, come by the office. >> yes, we will come back and vice president, of course, they are in danville, kentucky next week, we'll talk to you then. >> we'll be doing it again, thank you. police in fairfax county, they are searching for a
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woodson high school senior who has been missing since monday. and officers, they were back out this afternoon, canvassing the area around face park in fairfax. that is where brian glenn's car was found parked on tuesday morning. kristin fisher sat down with his parents at their home this morning. >> it was not until after football practice that they became concerned. >> reporter: that was monday evening. and mike glenn has been searching for his son ever since. 17-year-old brian glenn, a senior ated woodson high school -- at woodson high school. >> it's difficult, it is really tough. we don't have enough leads to develop the opinion on the likely outcome here. >> reporter: he was last seen here at woodson high school around 7:15 on monday morning. his car found less than 24 hours later at a park just two miles away. and inside his car, police found their next big clue, a receipt from a dunkin' donuts just up the road.
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>> as a parent i would like to think okay, i've got a 17-year- old son who has experimented something that went awry and he is trying to figure out how to deal with the shame and come home. i would like to think that's the case. i'm praying that's the case. >> reporter: he is also praying that surveillance footage from the dunkin' donuts will show whether or not brian was alone. now police in fairfax county are calling the case unusual, but not suspicious. detectives spent yesterday searching the area for clues, and they will be back at it again today. >> we know brian is out there. we wanted to know that he will be okay that we're going to get him home. >> reporter: in fairfax, kristin fisher, 9news now. >> boy, his family really are wants him home. the center for missing and exploiting children is calling him an endangered runaway. if you know anything about where he could be, you are asked to call fairfax county
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police. the number 703-691-2131. police have released a composite sketch of a man wanted for fondling at least five women in springfield. now the attacks include one this past tuesday night on hibling avenue. in that case, the woman said he was groped in front of the daughter. police said that another woman was groped along the avenue back on september 19. detectives believe that this could be more victims out there and they are urging them to come forward. ten years ago tonight, the d.c. snipers were terrorizing our region and the families of helplessness at the time making for some unsettling memories. >> it was 23 days of terror, but tonight police put an end to something similar with technology they could have only dreamed of back then. scott broom is live tonight with montgomery county mison what changed then and what we have now, scott? >> reporter: there is one
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technology tool in particular that has been deployed here in montgomery county in just the past couple of years that many here are absolutely convinced would have lead them to those d.c. snipers a whole lot more quickly. one technology is just astounding and you may have seen these on the road. this is an automatic license plate reader. it can record and scan literally thousands of plates per day. deployed here in montgomery county just two years ago. these did not exist when they were terrorizing our region. if it had existed, police could have searched the data collected as they responded to shootings to automatically scour thousands of license plates seen near the scenes and match up plates seen multiple times. literally teasing out a needle from the hay stack. likely identifying that blue chevy caprice the snipers were working from much earlier. >> we had a mountain of information coming in from all different sources.
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if we had it coming through the license plate reader, it would have been more manageable, we would have been able to categorize it and reduce the amount as significant. >> reporter: now police reminded me they did have contact with the two suspects during the period, writing it all down on paper. no way to cross reference that. it just wouldn't happen. now they've got 20 of these reader on the streets in montgomery county. a lot of other area jurisdictions have them and they have fixed ones out on the icc as well. now listen when i come back here at 6:00 tonight, i'm thinking about getting into other technology, social media, twitter, facebook. how that might have impacted this case had that existed back then. i'll be back at 6:00 with more on that. reporting live, scott broom, 9news now. >> we were just asking that question right here in the newsroom. we look forward to your report at 6:00, scott. well this accident scene may look real and while it's
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not, it brought home a stark message about the dangers of drinking and driving. we'll take you there. cold front finally pushing through the metro area. some drier air moving in. we'll let you know if it will last through the weekend. the death toll from a rare form of meningitis is growing. coming up, we'll tell you who is getting sick and who could be in danger.
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an outbreak of a rare type of meningitis keeps growing. five victims, 35 people in six states have already gotten sick. all of these victims got steroid injections for pain, which contained meningitis. >> they are in a waiting game to see if she gets meningitis. >> and i just sort of thought okay we're going to research this. of course, the more i research it, the more worried i got. >> reporter: she is one of had
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00 patients who got a call from a tennessee clinic saying they may have been exposed to a rare form of the disease, which is not contagious. the biggest outbreak is in tennessee and also a handful of cases in virginia, maryland, florida, indiana, and north carolina. all the victims got sick after getting steroid injections most for back pain. >> none of us have seen anything like this. where the medication injected into the spinal fluid has caused an infection. so we are at a new territory here. >> the steroid medication came from the new england compounding company in massachusetts. the federal investigators say they found fungal contaminants. telling doctors not to use any product from the company until their investigation is complete. meningitis is an inflammation of the lining of the brain and the spinal cord. symptoms include the headache,
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nausea, dizziness and fever. they are hopeful that she will stay healthy. >> i'm sort of trying not to think of it as being possibly me in a day or two. >> if she starts to feel any of those symptoms, she had head to the hospital right away. >> that is key there for the medical treatment. the period is between 2 to 28 days. so a lot of these people are just waiting. federal officials say that 23 states got shipments from the contaminated lot from the new england company. well just like the washington nationals, d.c. police are making plans for the major league playoffs. they talked about some of what they are looking at today during their ask the chief segment. one of the first order of business was to increase the manpower around the nationals park. >> for these games we have added an additional 45 officers to that immediate area and because the demand will be much greater. you know you have floods of the pedestrian traffic that will come in and out of the same time with all these cars coming in. so coordinating them, it is really not an easy task. this will be obviously a record
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attendance. >> and the councilman said that the city will easily collect more money than what they spend on the extra cops and the playoffs. the first game in that park is on october 10. i don't know if they sold out or not. it looks like they will have a standing this. >> yeah, that is worth it. >> i hope that the weather will cooperate then. >> yes, there you go. but that will be the day. >> one of those days. yes, just fantastic. >> a little peckish right now. you cannot oversell that tomorrow in the weekend we'll start out 50. take a look outside. our michael and son weather cam. it is gorgeous. finally some drier air has moved in. we're really going to feel it tonight. temperatures the p -- temperatures want. eventually in the 50s. the winds finally shifted north to northwest at 12. that will also bring in the much more comfortable air as we go through the nighttime hours. even though technically a cold
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front has gone on through. remember that it is just a wind shift and we have the wind shift, but it will not bed colder tomorrow, still spectacular. speaking of cold though. we're going to go ahead and zoom in to northern minnesota where they have had some winter storm watches and warnings there. it is five inches of snow. now, this is the cold front that we will be watching over the weekend. and that's what's going to really turn the tables for you on sunday. i mean we're going to lose 20 degrees for you between saturday and sunday. and in the meantime, all the showers, all the clouds, they are pushing away, now we're getting the drier air in here. it will be real nice. comfortable. 76 at great falls. they are comfortable and well above average. the average is 74. we're still getting spoiled. it is warm and mild. 75 in fairfax. 76 in arlington and 77 over in bowie. so drier air is moving on in. breezy and cooler tonight. less humid tomorrow. just perfect. late shower for the big game. originally we thought they would make the second half. maybe a shower in the second half and just chilly and wet
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for the redskins. get your sweaters out, if you are tailgating and/or going to the game. much cooler tonight. 54 to 52. tomorrow, mostly sunny and mild. gorgeous start. 50s and 60s. no jacket required. by the afternoon, mostly sunny, less humid. just gorgeous. high temperatures are l 0 to 85. the next three days, code green on friday. why not with the sunshine. code green on saturday, still nice. showers late in the day, the bulk of the day will be fine. you need to go code yellow on sunday. temperatures holding in the upper 50s to the near 60s. so we will lose 20 degrees on saturday and sunday. all right next seven days. well, we had return very nice for you on columbus day. sunshine, bright and brisk. they will go back into the mid- 60s. just gorgeous on tuesday. wednesday is essentially nice. showers primary hi on wednesday night and then we clear out again on thursday. all right now she has sent in
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another great picture. living in gaithersburg. but you took this in oakhand maryland, getting ready for leaf keeping. in fact the autumn glory festival for oakland is not this weekend but next weekend when they think that they will be in peeks. so fall and oakland. do you want to send us something? go to our website on wusa9.com. click on the weather tab and include your name and location and a brief description. it is getting really nice out here. the dry air is setting the stage for a fabulous friday. >> a good way to end the week. >> perfect weather for leaf keeping. >> yeah! [ cheering ] welcoming up for the first time since the ipo, facebook finally has a reason to celebrate. but coming up next, another big recall from honda. we will tell you which car owners will be getting something in the mail.
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all right, i'm working to keep you safe on the road tonight. honda is recalling more than 120,000 cars. so if you have a 2002 or 2003 pilot from the 2004 to 2005 model years, this one is for you. the problem is that the headlights could fail. a switch that will control the wires in the headlights and the turn signals can overheat and
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melt. that's not a good thing. they started sending out notices about the issue in late september. we are saving more, borrowing less, paying our credit card bills on time. according to the american bankers association, they have dropped the lowest level since 2001. and the aba reports less than 3% of all bank card accounts were more than 30 days overdue. now, it seems like more of us are working towards paying down that debt. >> we're a part of a billion member large community. that's right, the largest social network said today that they now have more than 1 billion users. they have their sights on china, a country for now blocks the site from their citizens. toys "r" us launches their own video streaming today. the digital service, they will offer about 4,000 movies and tv shows just for your kids. now, you don't have to buy a prescription, just pay as you go. so a 24-hour movie rental will
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cost you $2.99. $1.99 to rent a tv show. the company says that the family-friendly sets it apart from the competitors. anita? we've got to say so long to the ruby red slippers. we'll tell you where they are sending them. and also ahead, find out the stiff punishment for the minnesota police officer caught on tape giving a woman a beat down during the city's annual parade. but coming up next, emergency responders surprise kids with the drinking and driving dangers, teaching a lifetime lesson. we'll show you where this happened. weeks of this campaign... and more ads. you, in your living room or... what i'd say. losing nearly eight hundred... mired in iraq. nation we are... moving forward again. get folks back to work and... again. that with even bigger... fewer regulations... prosper. on the same trickle-down... in the first place. so what's my plan? manufacturing jobs... exports... that... ship jobs overseas. in half and produce more... clean coal, natural gas... solar, and biofuels. efficiency of cars and trucks. maintain the best workforce... hundred thousand additional... training two million... they need at our community... tuition in half and... americans can afford it. reduce our deficit by... next decade, on top of the... already cut. little more. afghanistan... pay down our debt and... nation-building... right here at home. patriotism, rooted in the... begins with a strong... thriving middle class. read my plan. and decide for yourself. thanks for listening. this message.
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and now here in potomac this morning. >> they are there as the whole student body rushed out to see what was going on. >> the sight of the car crash. a part of a real life drama played out today at winston churchill high school, by students, for students with the goal of saving lives. >> and you are in a death machine. not only do you have your own life in your hands, but you have their life in your hands too. >> this is called every 15 minutes because of the high school aged person, they are
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injured or killed four times every hour. >> everyone always feels like that. i can drink, i can do whatever i want. it's not going to happen to me. >> and often causes distracted driving. >> it is very real. talking about the what ifs. >> reporter: or in this case, drinking and driving. >> and to hear about the consequences to see on the news, like someone just died or they will read it in a newspaper. but they don't actually see and feel the consequences. >> reporter: the plot in it this had theater with purpose seemed to resonate with students. >> i think it speaks to us personally when it is our friends. >> reporter: parents too. >> a year ago i realized within a year i would have a driver and i put my own phone down in the car. >> reporter: the churchill drivers know that the scene today is only fiction. but tomorrow, it could play out in real life. >> how sad it is and like that the consequences are forever. if someone dies, you can never get them back. >> reporter: in potomac,
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maryland, 9news. >> churchill's homecoming is just two weeks away. they hope that today's demonstration will help make sure students get home safely. presidential debates are as much about style as much as substance. he appeared to take advantage of the fact that the format of the debate was less restrict than in the past. sources with president obama's campaign con seeded that the preparations paid off, insisting that the president was not off his game. joining us now to discuss last night's debate from an image perspective is natalie who is the president of elon image management. thank you so much for coming in. >> thank you so much. great to be here. >> so we will skip the substance and the fact checking. who was the better communicator when it came to style last night? >> honestly i have to give it to romney. he really came out. he hit hard, he was commanding, authorityive, even presidential at times. i have to give it to romney.
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>> let's talk about what helped each candidate. >> okay. >> what helped the president and what hurt him? one of the things you said about the president in his views are his ability to connect to voters. we saw that several times. >> right. >> throughout the evening. >> not enough, but a few times. to engage them to be more natural and more of his natural stuff, he can connect. but he did not do it enough at all. so we didn't get a connection fact on him. >> meaning he should have looked more directly. >> yes, be more -- yes, not be so buffed down like he is always trying to educate. this wasn't the time for that. >> yeah. >> and what really hurt him though? >> what really hurt him was his lack of command and presence. it was like he wasn't there as a president, the strong confident leader that we know him to be. on a scale of one to ten he was himself, but he was like a four. he needed to be a ten that night. this is not a time to be like i'm off my game. he was just too passive, too
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reigned in, he did not even look at romney enough times. he was not making contact with romney. we the viewers will see him engaging with his candidate, but he didn't. so it looked like romney who did that, it looked like obama was kind of conceding, giving him a whole impression of being, you know, just passive. >> so romney seemed to be more in charge because he appeared to be more engaged, not just with obama? >> yes. let's talk about governor romney, both things that helped and hurt him. one quick sound byte and we'll talk about it. >> sure. >> look, i've got five boys. i'm used to people saying something that is not always true, but just keep on repeating it and ultimately that i would believe it. but that is not the case. >> one of the things that is different about what governor romney needed to do and what the president needed to do. the governor has had to really kind of make himself likable. >> exactly. >> was that a likable moment?
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>> i've got a point about that. i feel like he was trying to be funny, but it came out a little force. and so to me, not really. i don't think that he is confident. but as a president who has that like ability, that is his sweet spot. that's his core. he is likable. he didn't lose any of that, but he did not gain anything in a sense of command. can this guy run the country, can he do another four years? that performance kind of makes you wonder he needed more command absolutely. >> one last thing that governor romney needed to do that was a shortfall for him is a smurk. >> sometimes it looked like he was just looking, but sometimes he was like feeling he was doing pretty well. as opposed to just smiling pleasantly. i thought that was a little bit
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on a dumb factor, but minor compared to how well he did in the other parts. >> this is the first of several debates. both candidates will have an opportunity to tweak their styles, do things a little differently. we'll get to see that quite soon. >> i can't wait. >> thank you so much for coming in this evening. >> thank you so much. anita, back to you. >> all right, lesli, thank you. dorothy's ruby slippers are on the move. the famous shoes worn by judy garland in the wizard of oz will be exhibited along with her blue white dress when the london exhibit opens later this month. the last day they will be on display here is on monday and they will hold a bon voyage ceremony on tuesday. an unusual traffic on an unusual mission. coming up, look for love. but in all the wrong places. coming up next though, good samaritans will come to the rescue of the woman when the thief tries to snatch her purse. see what happens. don't forget we are always on
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good samaritans are in action stopping a thief from robbing a 6 it-year-old woman. this is surveillance video. she had just cashed her check. well just as she is about to get into her brother's car, check it out. this guy comes up, snatches her purse and runs off. she falls down with all that cash inside. look at this. they will say you are going nowhere, my friend. in fact they grab him, toss him to the ground. and they hold him down until the police get there. look at him try to get a few punches in too. rosemary was not seriously hurt. >> good to know that they at least cared. >> yes, absolutely. caught on tape hitting a woman in the face is being dismissed from the department. you saw it right there. the police commissioner and the former d.c. chief suspended the lieutenant for 30 days as of today with the intent to dismiss. it all happened during the parade on sunday. the officers say that the woman threw beer at them, but was just spraying some silly
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string. a disorderly conduct charge against the woman has been dropped. >> yes. now to another bizarre situation. this one in the lobby of the ft. meyers police department yesterday morning. do you see that man right there? he comes in, sits down. then two officers will come through a door and notice that he's got a silver machete. the man stands up, he points it at them. police jump into action and then quickly they take him down. >> you know that is not going to end well. >> not for me. >> you really need to keep that put away. >> yes. and in south florida, rush hour got a little hairy yesterday morning when a huge bird stopped traffic. >> yes, it was taco, a 4-year- old five foot tall emu who was out looking for a mate when he wandered out. now apparently he is looking at everybody and everything. now deputies are like what do we do with this crazy looking creature? they tried to herd him off the
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road, that didn't work. >> it's odd. it's not something that we see every day. they did a good job trying to contain the bird. a very large bird. at the time of the incident, folks are trying to get to work so it became a traffic hazard. >> it turns out that taco actually lives in his owner's backyard about two blocks away. eventually they were able to get him off the road, throwing a towel over his head. how is he doing today? well he was delicious. [ laughter ] >> i knew that was coming. >> have you eaten an emu before in >> no, i have not. still ahead, the redskins rally around redskin survivors. all about awareness. but first, the unemployment is still high. some of those waiting to find work is waiting for any shot of the paycheck. a warning for you about that coming up next. krystal conwell : we see a lot of problems with the...
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number of students that we have. resources. materials. things that the children need... on a day-to-day basis. anncr: question seven will help. the department of legislative services says question seven... will mean hundreds of millions of dollars... for schools...from gaming revenues that would have... gone to other states. and independent audits will guarantee the money... goes where it's supposed to. krystal conwell: i think people should vote for question... seven because i think it will be a great benefit to children.
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the latest numbers indicate that they will be hiring the number of americans seeking the unemployment views adjusted. that's up 4,000 applications last week. but since the monthly average has been consistently below
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375,000, that indicates more businesses are hiring. they go to job fairs, they hold on to hope. if you are in that number, a warning now to be very careful. >> do you like that? good girl. lately she is spending more time with her friends and her husband than working. >> you start to widen your search a little bit to see what will be available. >> reporter: after year two -- after two years of looking, she thought she finally had a job when a company reached out to her. the offer came from someone who claimed to work for ovetch technology based in pakistan. we reached out to the company. a phone call from pakistan, the ceo tells us that they don't do this kind of work and they don't hire american workers.
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in a follow-up e-mail, he points out that the website referenced in the offer to cynthia seen here at this address is not the company's real website, which you see here. >> i thought it was a legitimate job offer. >> reporter: the offer would allow her to work from home as an administrative financial clerk. all she had to do was pass some tests. >> you saw the financial statements. >> yes, they were checking their answers. which you know this is a real job. >> but when we checked from the representative who claimed to work for them, we found all kinds of red flags that might suggest otherwise. and so did ed johnson with the better business bureau. >> it is an organized company. you would think that if they do have a job search going on that someone has done spell check down the line. >> reporter: eventually she gets the job, but never meets with anyone in person. >> at some point along the way if you're going to get the job
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offer and you're going to accept it, you're going to be sitting across the desk from somebody face to face. >> the exchange between cynthia, they play out over weeks with more e-mails, more questions from inn yeah and more ways for them to try to reassure her that the offer is legit. he says don't fall for the classic con-artist tactic. >> they are trying to engage you, get you involved, asking you questions. >> and run. don't walk away from this one. >> they feddics a check -- they sent us a check. i was to deposit that check into one of my accounts. >> for her time and effort, she got to keep $be 00. the rest was to be sent to the investor for a laptop, printer, special software. equipment that she already had.
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>> one of the reasons why it works because the check looks legitimate. >> it may look real, but as she found out when she tried to deposit one of the checks, the check did not clear. >> i am convinced that they've got a lot of people. sending money through western union thinking that they will really get a job. >> reporter: so she passed on this offer, but did eventually find a part-time job. they said that delgado does not work for him and he does not even hire people in the united states. the bbb tells us that this thing happens all the time. recent fishing -- phishing scams use the ups and department of homeland security. make sure you look out for those red flags. guys? >> great information. thank you. all right topper, what do you know? >> here is the deal, it will feel like summer tomorrow and spring summer on saturday and then it will be late fall on sunday. and we could even see a wet
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snowflake for you in west virginia on sunday night. >> let's not be crazy. >> yes, they are talking crazy. we'll go up to river falls, minnesota where they did have snow today about three to five inches fell. they were 74 yesterday. now they have three to five inches of snow. the winds right now were 30 to 50 miles per hour in northern minnesota. >> that's what you get. >> right, i knew you would say something like that. and let's take a live look outside at the weather cam. so we've got that dry wind for you, a rising barometer and lower humidity. good things. satellite picture radar combined. we have some showers and a few clouds this morning. but finally the system has pushed out on to sea, left with drier air tonight. not crazy, but cool and drier and comfortable. so the temperatures are still well above average. 78 in rock hill. 76 in bethesda. 76 also in arlington.
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79 downtown. 76 in bowie. even out to the west, 79 in sterling, 79 out in leesburg. that's a little warm for this time of the year, but no complaints for the weather office. drier air is moving in. breezy and cooler tonight. less humid tomorrow. perfect. late showers for the turps. we thought they might get that whole game in, but it is a late game. the second half you need to prepare for some showers. then it looks worse and worse for sunday. chilly and wet for the redskins. we're going to lose 20 degrees between saturday and sunday. for tonight clearing breezy, much cooler, although mild. mid-50s in the burbs. now tomorrow, well gorgeous. mostly sunny, mild, no jacket required. 50s and 60s. winds are northwest at 10. by the afternoon, mostly sunny, less humid. just gorgeous. 80 to 85 and winds are out of the southwest at about 10. the next thee days, we will keep tomorrow code green and saturday code green, but you need to go code yellow on sunday. 83 tomorrow, just gorgeous. upper 70s on saturday with the
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showers that are possible for you. and then chilly with rain on sunday. 59. that might be optimistic for you on sunday. next seven days. well monday for columbus day, they were great. it moves out very quickly, bright, but brisk. nice on tuesday, sunny and 70. low 70s on wednesday now. most of these showers are on wednesday and wednesday night. the bulk of the day will be fine and thursday great again. mostly sunny with temperatures in the mid-60s. so if you are tailgating this weekend, sweaters, umbrellas. >> yes, bundle up. >> that's what i'm talking about. >> thank you, topper. the burgundy and gold are calling it the moon. and the redskins, the whole nfl is teaming up to support the national breast cancer month. all month long, they will be using the special game balls, all bright pink. many are holding special events to honor those. >> earlier this week they held their fifth annual survivor
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celebration. and he is a breast cancer survivor himself was there for the special day. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: 27-year-old and 16- year-old other breast can patients were invited to the all-star park for an all-star survivor celebration. >> today is about you. >> reporter: the tight-end chris cool lee started the event five years ago after watching his mom battle the disease. even though he is no longer a redskin, this event is too important to stop. >> the whole event is about making these women feel good. >> reporter: tonya snider is a survivor herself. a supporter of this event since the very beginning. >> and let me just tell you. today is a lumpy day. they are going to experience that. you don't forget that.
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knowing that these women are in the middle of the treatment. so they are able to bring it in, have their make up done and their wigs. it is a fabulous day. [ laughter ] >> reporter: the women got an all-access tour of the redskins park from the players. smiles and laughter filled up the building. >> wow. >> it is great to get out here and meet some of these strong women that have been through so much to get out here to put the smiles on their faces. to give them the shoulder pads, to have me put on the wigs. >> it will be a lot of fun for you, sunshine on the cloudy day kind of thing. something that i could look back on for months to come, you know, as i finish my treatments and everything and it just makes me feel good to know that people love and support, you know, everything like that. >> reporter: 9news now. all 17 women, they also received custom redskins jerseys, which they will wear on the field as the redskins
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are introduced this sunday at fedex field. the baseball playoffs, they are expected to bring big bucks for the city once they hit the field. still ahead, one price to fans that they will not have to pay. plus, ten years of lessons that will advance since the sniper shooting. a look at what might be different today. but first we are barely into october, but the stores will be already hoping that you are thinking about december. the high hopes for holiday shopping coming your way next.
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halloween is still about four weeks away, but have you seen the stores with the christmas decorations already on the shelves? no they have not crazy, just really, really optimistic. here is jessica doyle. >> reporter: retailers expect more jingles at the cash register. they estimate that holiday sales will top $58 -- $5.86 billion. >> this is as much as ho to 30% of their entire year, so you need to get it right because this sorts out the winners from the losers. >> reporter: with more mobile and social options, they are expected to do more holiday shopping online this year, potentially as much as a jump of 12%. but the season could get a later start on the air waves.
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>> they will need to work very hard in the last part of november and into december. and i it think that will be a lot of promotions and a lot of presentations to really pull people into the stores to get them to shop. >> reporter: things could change between now and the end of the holiday season. variables include the outcome of that presidential race. and the unemployment rate and the debate in congress over the so-called fiscal cliff, including the tax cuts that are set to expire in january. one retail forecaster thinks that certain must-have presents will britain it in. predicting that the high-tech furby could be great. and they are rumored to be unveiling in two weeks. finally the calendar could give retailers a gift this year. that gives you 32 shopping days before christmas. the highest number possible. jessica doyle, 9news now.
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how dow keep my family safe -- how do i keep my family safe? it is a question that we ask ourselves from time to time. but three years ago it took on a whole new meaning as they went on their sniper killing spree. cars were searched, people didn't standstill in the same place for too long. schools kept kids inside, all on the precaution. the technological advances that will hopefully make things different today. he joins us live. scott? >> reporter: well, we've got so many new technologies now that a lot of us wouldn't have dreamed of back then. the question i'm thinking about today is whether or not those new technology would have made a difference to investigators and to the rest of us during the if days of sniper terror back in 2002. >> reporter: this is the